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Did Marie Kondo Tell People They Could Only Keep Thirty Books at a Time?

After Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo debuted in January 2019, social media lit up with takes lambasting Kondo’s supposedly draconian position on the possession of books: Wait Marie Kondo is telling people to toss their books? …

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Did Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Call White House Fast Food a ‘Perfect Blue Collar’ Party?

In mid-January 2019, after United States President Donald Trump served visiting Clemson football players fast food in an understaffed White House during a record-breaking, ongoing government shutdown, a meme emerged with a purported quote from …

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Did a Woman Shoot Off a Motorist’s Middle Finger in a Utah Road Rage Incident?

On January 8, 2019, the Facebook page “Weird Facts” shared the following image claim without further information: The image showed a four-lane motorway, and the text read: A man flipped off a woman while entering a …

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Does This Grandma Want You to Share Her Photo to Mark Her 100th Birthday?

On January 7, 2019, the Facebook page “Animals & Nature” shared a seemingly wholesome plea on the part of the purported poster’s 100-year-old grandma: Alongside the purported centenarian’s image, a caption pleaded: Today’s is my …

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